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NuGen's Data Processing Application on BaseSpace

NuGen Technologis has released a new data processing appliction on Illumina's BaseSpace cloud infrastructure. The app lets customers of the company's Ovation Target Enrichment system run tasks such as quality and probe trimming on the BaseSpace cloud. The app outputs processed BAM files with PCR duplicates marked or removed as well as processed Fastq files and UCSC bigWig tracks with duplicates removed.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.